Category Archives: Awards

Duterte Pardons Maria Ressa!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – With the stroke of his pen, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte granted Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa absolute pardon, making her appeal on her conviction to the Supreme Court moot and academic.

Ressa, CEO of Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines was convicted for cyberl libel in a case filed by a private businessman in a trial court. She appealed her conviction to the high court.

Duterte’s executive clemency, a power vested in him under Section 19, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution, came just as Ressa was testifying before the U.S. Senate hearing on freedom of expression in Asia.

Ressa’s pardon all but cancels all her accusations against the Philippine government that it was ”weaponizing the law” to curtail her free speech — accusations which won for her the coveted Nobel Peace Prize.

It was unclear whether the Nobel Prize committee will rescind Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize now that the basis for her award no longer exists.

Who Will Be Adobo Chronicles’ ”Sexiest Man Alive?” Vote Now!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Adobo Chronicles is launching this year its ”Sexiest Man Alive” annual awards, as a direct response to Esquire Philippines’ ”Sexiest Woman Alive” which has named women like Maria Ressa and Karen Davila as its favored personalities.

We have identified a shortlist of who we think should be the recipient of this singular honor in this awards debut.

We are asking our readers and followers to help us decide on the winner by registering their vote here:

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Our finalists are: Senator and champion boxer Manny Pacquio, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, Camarines Sur Governor Migs Villlafuerte, Congressional candidate Sandro Marcos and Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla.

Hotel Quarantine Violator Gwyneth Chua Named 2022 Miss Omicron Philippines!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The lady who violated her hotel quarantine in the Philippines to party in Makati City has been appointed the country’s representative to the forthcoming 2022 Miss Omicron International.

Gwyneth Chua who has since tested positive for Covid-19 and who is suspected to have infected others in the party is the new 2022 Miss Omicron Philippines, the first title holder of this new beauty pageant.

The new international pageant will be held in the summer this year, at a place still be be decided by the organizers.

This is Chua’s second title, the first being ”Poblacion Girl,” in reference to the venue of the party she attended, in Barangay Poblacion, Makati.